Ka Bri Ki Synrang
Also goes by the name, The Garden of Caves, this one of a kind Tourist spot sits on Laitmawsiang, a village 45Km from the state capital. As the tag line goes “Breathe Green”, this ‘garden’ is surrounded by greenery and is home to plenty of caves, waterfalls and dozens of cascades. Officially inaugurated on 9th of December, 2010, this property spanning 2.5 hectare has 7 major spots that should not be missed:
- Ka Synrang Syiem: It is a cavern which is beautifully carved with bed-like structures on the inside. Its name was literally translated to The King’s Cave. Related with historic age, a King or rather a tribe Chief once slept here, hence the name.
- Sum Syiem Falls: The unique and distinctive Sum Syiem Falls lies north of Synrang Syiem. It falls along a naturally carved orifice through the rock. It is passed through generations that one a tribe Chief usually takes bath here owing to the unique structure and the presence of Maw Rain Briew, a piece of rock that acts as an obstruction, making it comfortable for the bather.
- Ki Stieh Maw: Another of the unique rock carvings, these rocks lay at the front end of the park. The name is taken from the fact that they are almost identical to combat shields used during warfare.
- U Mawdohnud: This cordate impression on the bedrock is one of the most famous among other spectacles within the Garden of Caves. It lies at the centre of the garden itself and its name literally translates to a Heart-shaped rock.
- U Mawkhyllung: This is a rock carved by Mother Nature into the shape of a human foetus and dwells within a cavern.
- Arsdad Falls: This is the largest in volume and the most beautiful waterfall in the Garden of Caves. Lying at the southern end of the Park, “Arsdad” literally means ‘Confluence’ or a point where two rivers meet, namely, Dam Um and Um Lwai.
- Riat Umlwai Falls: The tallest waterfall in the area, Riat Um Lwai Falls’ name is derived from Lwai, a type of bee that is larger than the common species, thrived and formed hives along the cliff of this waterfall, 50-60 years ago, back when this place was a thick forest, and Um referring to the honey produced by Lwai.